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Updated on Nov 09, 2021 11:00 PM IST

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  • Nov 09, 2021 11:00 PM IST

    Fire breaks out on 5th floor of Mohd Umar Palace in Maharashtra's Mumbra, reports ANI

    Fire on Tuesday broke out on the fifth floor of Mohd Umar Palace in Maharashtra's Mumbra, reports news agency ANI. Fire brigades are currently present at the site. 

    No casualties or injuries have been reported yet. 

    Fire fighting operations are underway. More details are awaited.

  • Nov 09, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar to be next chief of naval staff, reports ANI citing defence ministry

    Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar has been appointed as the next chief of naval staff by the government, reports news agency ANI, citing the union ministry of defence.  He will take over his new office on November 30, ANI further quoted the ministry as saying.

  • Nov 09, 2021 10:20 PM IST

    Delhi govt deploys 15 boats to remove froth from Yamuna

    The Delhi government on Tuesday deployed 15 boats to remove the froth in the Yamuna river with the help of ropes. The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) conceived the plan and implemented it with the help of the Irrigation Flood Control Department and Revenue Department, news agency PTI cited officials as saying.

  • Nov 09, 2021 10:06 PM IST

    EU pledges 100 million euros to climate adaptation fund: Report

    EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans pledged on Tuesday 100 million euros ($115 million) to the United Nations adaptation fund, which offers finance to developing countries vulnerable to the impact of climate change, reported Reuters.

  • Nov 09, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Bengal declares public holidays on November 10 -11 for Chhath Puja

    The West Bengal government has declared public holidays on November 10 and 11 in view of Chhath Puja, reported news agency ANI. The decision has been taken keeping in view of a sizable population of people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the state.

  • Nov 09, 2021 08:38 PM IST

    Rajasthan govt to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel like other states, says CM Gehlot

    Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said his government will reduce a value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel like other states.

  • Nov 09, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    NCPCR writes to states, UTs recommending fire safety audits in all hospitals for children

    The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to chief secretaries of all states/Union territories to recommend fire safety audits for all hospitals/medical colleges/nursing homes having NICU, PICU, SNCU and other medical facilities for children, reported news agency ANI. 

    The commisison has also advised all states and UTs to get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from fire departments concerned.

    “District wise compliance report should be arranged for the Commission within 30 days from the date of issue of this letter,” it added.

  • Nov 09, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Medical officer, three staff nurses arrested on charges of negligence in Ahmednagar hospital fire case

    A woman medical officer and three staff nurses were arrested by the police on the charge of causing death by negligence, three days after eleven Covid-19 patients died in a fire in the ICU of the Ahmednagar civil hospital.

    Medical officer Dr Vishakha Shinde and staff nurses Sapna Pathare, Asma Shaikh and Channa Anant, were arrested under sections 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 304 A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said Manoj Patil, Superintendent of Police, Ahmednagar rural police.

  • Nov 09, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    UP govt issues order that district magistrates can declare public holiday for Chhath Puja on November 10

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday issued an order stating that the District Magistrates can declare public holiday on November 10, in the districts where Chhath Puja is celebrated on a large scale.

  • Nov 09, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    500 farmers to partcipate in tractor march to Parliament every day during winter session: SKM

    At least 500 farmers will participate in a peaceful tractor march to Parliament every day during the Winter Session, news agency PTI quoted farmers' union Samyukta Kisan Morcha as saying.

    The Cabinet Committee on Parliament Affairs on Monday recommended that the Winter Session of Parliament be held from November 29 to December 23.

  • Nov 09, 2021 06:45 PM IST

    EU set to approve first Covid-19 antibody drugs: Report 

    The European Union drugs regulator is set to authorise the use of two monoclonal antibodies to treat Covid-19 patients in coming days, Reuters quoted people familiar with the development as saying. 

    The authorisations would come as the bloc faces a new surge in infections and hospitalisations despite high vaccination levels in many countries.

  • Nov 09, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    CRPF says 112 terrorists killed, 135 apprehended in J&K so far this year, reports ANI

    The Central Reserve Police Force on Tuesday said that a total of 13 maoists have been killed, 603 apprehended while 486 surrendered in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) or Naxal-affected areas so far this year, reported news agency ANI. 

  • Nov 09, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    Amit Mitra appointed as princiapl chief advisor to WB CM Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra appointed as principal chief advisor to CM Mamata Banerjee and state finance department, in the rank of Cabinet Minister, reports ANI.

  • Nov 09, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 hits Himachal's Kinnaur

    An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the richter scale on Tuesday hit Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur at 4:27 pm, National Centre for Seismology confirmed.

  • Nov 09, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    RBI lifts restrictions on Diners Club International; allows onboarding of new customers, reports PTI

    The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday lifted restrictions on Diners Club International and allowed it to onboard new domestic customers, reported news agency PTI. The restrictions have been lifted with immediate effect, the central bank was quoted as saying in a statement.

    The RBI had on April 23, 2021, imposed restrictions on Diners Club International Ltd from onboarding new domestic customers onto its card network from May 1, 2021, for non-compliance with the norms on Storage of Payment System Data.

  • Nov 09, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    2 accused officers sent to 7-day police custody in extortion case against Param Bir Singh, others

    Two accused officers – police inspector Nandkumar Gopale and inspector Asha Korke –  have been sent to seven-day police custody in extortion case against former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and others, reported news agency ANI.

  • Nov 09, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    4 dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor, reports ANI

    A total of four deaths have been reported so far, in Kanti, Muzaffarpur, due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor, reported news agency ANI.

  • Nov 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST

    Nawab Malik says he will reveal Devendra Fadnavis' underworld connection tomorrow

    Maharashtra cabinet minister Nawab Malik on Tuesday said he will reveal Devendra Fadnavis' underworld connection on Wednesday. Malik also reacted on Fadnavis's claims that he and his family members entered into land deals with people associated with the underworld.

    “The allegations are baseless. I had no relations with underworld and never purchased land from blast convict," Malik said as he addressed a press conference.

    “We were tenants of plot, the owner wanted to sell it. We carried out the transaction with the person who had the power of attorney on behalf of the owner,” Malik added. Read more

  • Nov 09, 2021 01:50 PM IST

     Bengal govt to lift night curfew in Nadia and Hooghly on November 12 and 13

    Night curfew in Nadia and Hooghly Districts to be lifted on 12th and 13th November on the occasion of Jagadhatri Puja, announces West Bengal govt.

  • Nov 09, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    ‘Nawab Malik has dealings with 1993 Mumbai blast convicts’

    Nawab Malik has dealings with people from the Underworld, and people convicted in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case. He purchased land from convicts of the case on rates cheaper than market rates. Was this deal to save prime land from being forfeited under TADA law?: Devendra Fadnavis, former Maharashtra CM and BJP leader

  • Nov 09, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    Bhopal fire: MP CM calls for report on fire safety audit

    I want a report on fire safety audit to know where it happened and where it didn't. Both govt and private hospitals to undergo fire safety audit as well: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Madhya Pradesh chief minister

  • Nov 09, 2021 12:20 PM IST

    Congress delegation stopped outside Bhopal hospital

    Police stop Congress delegation outside Bhopal's Kamla Nahru Hospital where four children died in fire last night.

  • Nov 09, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    Congress MP seeks extension of PMGKY

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora writes to PM Modi and urges him to extend the deadline of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna beyond November 30, 2021.

  • Nov 09, 2021 11:00 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu rain: Ex-dy CM Panneerselvam writes to PM Modi

    Former Tamil Nadu deputy CM O Panneerselvam writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to instruct the Union finance ministry to release funds to the State to carry out rescue, relief & rehabilitation operations in view of heavy rainfall in the state.

  • Nov 09, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Magnitude 3.8 earthquake near Manipur's Shirui

    Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 on the Richter scale occurred 62 km northeast of Shirui, Manipur at 9:47am: National Center for Seismology (NCS)

  • Nov 09, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    House collapses in Mumbai's Antop Hill

    A house collapsed in Antop Hill area. Nine persons rescued and shifted to a hospital; four fire brigade vehicles at the spot: Mumbai Fire Brigade

  • Nov 09, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    10,126 new Covid-19 cases and 332 deaths in India

    India records 10,126 new Covid-19 cases, 11,982 recoveries and 332 deaths. Total tally reaches 34,377,113 including 33,775,086 recoveries, 461,389 deaths and 140,538 active cases.

  • Nov 09, 2021 08:55 AM IST

    Air quality in Gurugram ‘very poor’: SAFAR

    Overall air quality in Haryana's Gurugram in 'very poor' category, according to SAFAR-India.

  • Nov 09, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu rain: Schools in Madurai closed today

    Schools and colleges will remain closed today due to heavy rainfall in Madurai district: District Collector

  • Nov 09, 2021 07:42 AM IST

    Delhi's air quality ‘improves’ to ‘very poor’

    Delhi's air quality improves to 'very poor' from 'severe' with Air Quality Index (AQI) at 372: System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR)

  • Nov 09, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    Karnataka issues guidelines for travellers from Maharashtra

    According to the state government, those coming to Karnataka for two days or less should be free from fever, cough cold, throat pain, fever, difficulty in breathing etc. On arrival, they will undergo mandatory for fever, and should have Covid-19 vaccination certificate for both the doses.

  • Nov 09, 2021 06:45 AM IST

    US-Mexico border reopens after Covid-19 shutdown

    US-Mexico border opens for non-essential travel, reopening for the first time in 20 months after being closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


Morning brief: TMC MP slams BJP leaders for sharing stage with Bilkis rapist

Published on Mar 27, 2023 08:52 AM IST

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra (File Photo/PTI)
By, New Delhi

Dalai Lama bowls a googly at China, appoints Mongolian head of Buddhism

Published on Mar 27, 2023 08:31 AM IST

There are unconfirmed reports that eight-year-old boy reincarnated as Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa Rinpoche was anointed at a ceremony in Gandan Monastery end-February before formally enthroned by Dalai Lama at Dharamshala on March 8.

The 14th Dalai Lama with the Tenth Khalkha Jetsun Dhanoa Rinpoche in Dharamshala
By, New Delhi

SCBA seeks audience with CJI over land for lawyers’ chambers

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 08:33 AM IST

The SCBA filed a petition in the Supreme Court in August last year as its demand for chambers was not addressed earlier

The Supreme Court. (PTI)
ByAbraham Thomas

Pawan Khera apologises for 2022 ‘tapasya’ tweet after Rahul loses Lok Sabha seat

Published on Mar 27, 2023 07:29 AM IST

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was sentenced to two years in jail by a Surat court in a 2019 criminal defamation case over his "why all thieves have Modi surname" remark.

Congress leader Pawan Khera during a press conference at AICC headquarter.(PTI)

Mahua Moitra reacts as BJP MP, MLA seen on stage with Bilkis Bano's rapist

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 06:17 AM IST

Shailesh Bhatt, one of the 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape and murder case, was seen on stage with BJP MP Jasvant Sinh Bhabhor and MLA Sailesh Bhabhor.

Shailesh Bhatt, Bilkis Bano case convict (L) and TMC MP Mahua Moitra (R). (credits: Twitter, File)

BREAKING: 2 shot at Gurudwara in Sacramento County

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 08:46 AM IST

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Atiq Ahmed's convoy in Madhya Pradesh as ‘programme maloom hai’ video goes viral

Published on Mar 27, 2023 05:52 AM IST

BJP Lok Sabha MP Subrat Pathak had said he would not be surprised if mafia Atiq Ahmed's vehicle overturns like that of gangster Vikas Dubey.

UP Police with jailed-mafia Atiq Ahmed outside Sabarmati Central Jail as he is being shifted to Prayagraj, in Ahmedabad.(PTI)

10-year-old boy killed as ‘human sacrifice’ in UP, 3 held

Published on Mar 27, 2023 05:28 AM IST

The child's body with his throat slit was found in the field he was reported missing on Thursday night.

The SP on Sunday said a case of murder has been registered against the accused. (Representative file image)

UP police take custody of Atiq from Guj, head to Prayagraj jail

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:54 AM IST

Earlier in the day, a 45-member team reached Ahmedabad to bring Ahmed to Prayagraj to produce him before an MP/MLA court on March 28. The court will pronounce its verdict in the 2006 abduction case of lawyer Umesh Pal in which Ahmed is one of the accused.

Prayagraj Police with jailed-mafia Atiq Ahmed outside Sabarmati Central Jail as he is being shifted to Prayagraj. (PTI)

Rahul should not have been disqualified, says NDA ally PMK

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:43 AM IST

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), an ally of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Tamil Nadu, said on Sunday Rahul Gandhi’s punishment is disproportionate to his speech and that he shouldn’t have been disqualified from the Lok Sabha in a haste

PMK chief Anbumani Ramadoss
ByDivya Ch, Chennai

Amendments for contesting top AIADMK post not right: OPS

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Last Sunday, the court had asked the AIADMK to not announce the results and ensure that the winner does not assume office for a week since the case is sub-judice

Edappadi K Palaniswami addresses a press conference in Chennai. (ANI)
By, Chennai

Fire breaks out at Kochi waste yard again

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

On March 2, a massive fire broke out at the Brahmapuram plant. The air quality in the port city of Kochi, neighbouring municipalities and gram panchayats worsened as they were engulfed in the dense smoke billowing from the garbage dump.

A fire broke out again at the waste dumping yard in Brahmapuram in Kochi on Sunday. (PTI)
By, Thiruvananthapuram

50 years of Project Tiger: PM set to release new census on April 9

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 08:59 AM IST

The commemoration event will take place in Mysuru next month and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the latest tiger population numbers, officials said on Friday.

Project Tiger was conceived and launched by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1973. The project was launched on April 1 at Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand
ByJayashree Nandi

Plastic-rock found in Andamans’ Aves Island

Published on Mar 27, 2023 12:36 AM IST

Interestingly, according to the 2011 Census, there are just two people on Aves Island. Both are male.

Known as plastiglomerate, it is a rock composed of sand, rock fragments, shells and other materials held together by plastic. It is a new form of plastic pollution, which scientists described in 2014. (Photo courtesy: Prasun Goswami)

Uncovering global story of India’s nuclear programme

Updated on Mar 27, 2023 04:24 AM IST

A Hindustan Times collaboration presents a weekly podcast on Indian politics and policy featuring a global story of India’s nuclear program during its first forty years.

India conducted test flight of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni V long range ballistic missile on December 26.(PTI File Photo)
By, New Delhi
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